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Cressey, Donald R. (Donald Ray) 1919-1987

Overview
Works: 54 works in 277 publications in 3 languages and 10,597 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Redactor
Classifications: HV6025, 364
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald R Cressey
Criminology by Edwin Hardin Sutherland( Book )
64 editions published between 1955 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 2,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic has been the most authoritative text in the field since 1924. The thoroughly revised Eleventh Edition continues to provide a sound, sophisticated, sociological treatment of the principal issues in criminology
Theft of the Nation; the structure and operations of organized crime in America by Donald R Cressey( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Organized crime in America today is not the tough hoodlums familiar to moviegoers and TV watchers. It is more sophisticated, with many college graduates, gifted with organizational genius, all belonging to twenty-four tightly knit "families," who have corrupted legitimate business and infiltrated some of the highest levels of local, state, and federal government. Their power reaches into Congress, into the executive and judicial branches, police agencies, and labor unions, and into such business enterprises as real estate, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, linen-supply houses, and garbage-collection routes.How does organized crime operate? How dangerous is it? What are the implications for American society? How may we cope with it? In answering these questions, Cressey asserts that because organized crime provides illicit goods and services demanded by legitimate society, it has become part of legitimate society. This fascinating account reveals the parallels: the growth of specialization, "big-business practices" (pooling of capital and reinvestment of profits; fringe benefits like bail money), and government practices (negotiated settlements and peace treaties, defined territories, fair-trade agreements).For too long we have, as a society, concerned ourselves only with superficial questions about organized crime. "Theft of the Nation" focuses on to a more profound and searching level. Of course, organized crime exists. Cressey not only establishes this fact, but proceeds to explore it rigorously and with penetration. One need not agree with everything Cressey writes to conclude that no one, after the publication of "Theft of the Nation", can be knowledgeable about organized crime without having read this book
Delinquency, crime, and social process by Donald R Cressey( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book on criminological research studies and theories in the areas of crime, delinquency and social process. The emphasis in this book, however, is not exclusively on the problems of explaining what statistical distributions of crime and delinquency mean and how individuals become criminals and delinquents. The reader should be aware that as one examines statistical distributions of delinquency and crime rates and offender characteristics one must pay close attention to variables that relate to the settings and circumstances under which the statistics were collected. Once social scientists simply analyzed the available statistical facts. The datum for study is the process by which the statistical information is assembled, not just the final assembly. For example, arrest statistics are often used as the basis of generalizations about the social class distribution of delinquency and crime, but there is systematic underreporting of crimes of respectable segments of the society. Thus, among the selections reprinted in this book are research studies, descriptive accounts, and essays devoted to the illegal activities of businessmen, labor union officials, physicians, politicians, policemen, and middle-class youngsters. The theoretical framework of this book is designed to make these violations just as understandable as the criminal violations of persons in the lower socioeconomic class
Justice by consent : plea bargains in the American courthouse by Arthur I Rosett( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Other people's money; a study in the social psychology of embezzlement by Donald R Cressey( Book )
18 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prison; studies in institutional organization and change by Donald R Cressey( Book )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Criminal organization: its elementary forms by Donald R Cressey( Book )
16 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extension of the author's Churchill College Overseas Fellowship Lecture, delivered on 3 May, 1971, and published in 1971 under title : Organized crime and criminal organizations
Social problems by James William Coleman( Book )
24 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crime and criminal justice by Donald R Cressey( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of articles which appeared in the New York Times magazine, 1952-69
Delinquency, crime, and differential association by Donald R Cressey( Book )
14 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diversion from the juvenile justice system by Donald R Cressey( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diversion from the juvenile justice system by Donald R Cressey( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Organized crime and criminal organizations by Donald R Cressey( Book )
6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White collar crime : the uncut version by Edwin Hardin Sutherland( Book )
5 editions published between 1949 and 1983 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1949 noted sociologist Edwin Sutherland published an analysis of the misdeeds of seventy of America's largest corporations and their executives. 'White collar crime'- the term he coined to differentiate this form of behavior from the unlawful acts of ordinary folk- quickly became a part of the language as the book virtually became an instant classic. Sutherland's explanations of the origins and dynamics of middle- and upper-class illegality has since been challenged many times, but it remains the fundamental theory to which all later writers on the subject have had to refer to. In the timid climate of the late 1940s, Sutherland's publisher, fearing legal repercussions, required him to remove the names and other identifying descriptions of the corporations and officials involved in the illegal activity, and it is this 'expurgated' version that has been known to the public for many years. Now, in this 'uncut version' of his book, Sutherland's original study- in all its colorful detail, and with the names and case studies of offenders- is restored
The criminal violation of financial trust by Donald R Cressey( Book )
3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Changing criminals: the application of the theory of differential association by Donald R Cressey( Book )
4 editions published in 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theoretical studies in social organization of the prison by Conference Group on Correctional Organization( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Criminology (1924) ( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prison by Donald R Cressey( Book )
2 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of criminology ... Sixth edition [of the work by E.H. Sutherland alone] by Edwin Hardin Sutherland( Book )
3 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cressey, Donald R.
Cressey, Donald R. 1919-
Cressey, Donald R. 1919-1987
Cressey, Donald R. (Donald Ray), 1919-
Cressey, Donald Ray 1919-
Cressey, Donald Ray 1919-1987
Krīsī, Dūnāld R. 1919-
Krīsī, Dūnāld R. 1919-1987
Kuresshī, D. R. 1919-1987
クレッシー, D. R
Languages
English (210)
French (6)
Italian (3)
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